CEO of Brasserie Bar Co to become executive chairman

Mark Derry is to take over the role as Executive Chairman at Brasserie Bar Co, the UK pub and restaurant company with the Brasserie Blanc and White Brasserie brands.

Derry, CEO of the business, will take over from Ian Edward who will continue as a retained advisor. Edward's other board roles in the sector include Hippo Inns, Pizza Pilgrims and Seafood Pub Company.

The Brasserie Bar Co comprises two core formats: Brasserie Blanc, the French brasserie group inspired by Raymond Blanc and the White Brasserie Company, a quality dining business replicating the standards of Brasserie Blanc in a pub setting.

The company operates 19 Brasserie Blanc outlets in the UK, including six London venues, and 17 White Brasserie sites from Teddington to Alderley Edge.